Columbia Gorge Community College

  • Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial aid, and student records services.

School Highlights

Columbia Gorge Community College serves 991 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Columbia Gorge Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbia Gorge Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff105 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Columbia Gorge Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Columbia Gorge Community College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment991 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:128:1
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# Full-Time Students356 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students635 students1,227 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
14%
10%
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% Black
-
2%
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% White
84%
66%
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% Unknown races
1%
13%
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Diversity Score0.270.53
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College Completion Rate
13%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,636$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,636$8,497
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,156$6,156
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Columbia Gorge Community College is Mt Hood Community College (58.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 28,000 students | 58.60 Mi26000 SE Stark St
    Gresham OR  97030
    (503) 491-6422
    58.6028,000
  • Everest College-Vancouver
    Private, for profit
    247 students | 65.10 Mi120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130
    Vancouver WA  98684
    (360) 254-3282
    65.10247
  • 7,302 students | 69.60 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City OR  97045
    (503) 594-6000
    69.607,302
  • 10,911 students | 70.80 Mi1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver WA  98663
    (360) 992-2000
    70.8010,911
  • 804 students | 70.80 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland OR  97232
    (503) 281-4181
    70.80804
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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $8,497 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.